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Re: The Avengers - Blu-ray Review

yeah, I agree on the bass. the bass was good for a solid rumble and was extremely accurate, but below about 28 hz it seems like they DID add a cutoff filter. That was one of the reasons I dialed the overall audio score back was the bass. great for what it was but the subsonic's suffered a tad. don't get me wrong, I still stand believe it was a great soundtrack but the LFE pulled it down just a tad.
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Good point Blue, I forgot Thor had similar filtering, I could swear that it had a more aggressive/more enjoyable track though. I need to give it a spin again.

LOL they blew subwoofers? Do we need to get together a donation fund on indiegogo or something so they can afford some better equipment and not kill the bass?

Mike - yes I would give it a solid 4 but I completely understand the 4 1/2. I'm a certified bass head when it comes to movies so my opinions need to be taken with a grain of salt.
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Good point Blue, I forgot Thor had similar filtering, I could swear that it had a more aggressive/more enjoyable track though. I need to give it a spin again.

LOL they blew subwoofers? Do we need to get together a donation fund on indiegogo or something so they can afford some better equipment and not kill the bass?
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Good point Blue, I forgot Thor had similar filtering, I could swear that it had a more aggressive/more enjoyable track though. I need to give it a spin again.

LOL they blew subwoofers? Do we need to get together a donation fund on indiegogo or something so they can afford some better equipment and not kill the bass?
LOL! 'The great HTS studio subwoofer donation so you don't screw up the deep bass in movies giveaway'.

The problem is that the typical audio mixing soundstage has quite a lot more volume than the average HT, and the amount of power needed for each octave lower than 30Hz, requires substantially more power to pressurize the room the greater the room volume, which is why commercial theaters rarely do much below 30Hz (low 20's even in the best ones).



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Alright - I just gave this one a whirl on BD. I start this by saying I'm not typically a fan of superhero movies - I really enjoyed the recent batman trilogy, but outside of that the last superhero movie I enjoyed was Superman II in the 1970's!

Okay. That disclaimer is out if the way. Here's some facts, as this movie pertains to me:

1) I watched it in its entirety without stopping. So, I guess you could say I was entertained. I didn't love the story line. Usually it takes me 3 or 4 sittings to work my way through these kind of films... Some of the more obvious holes in the plot turned me off. I've found the attempts to ground reality into the recent batman movies have helped me enjoy them more... the opposite happened during Avengers. On a whole, I'd probably rate the story as 2 out of 4 stars.

2) PQ was beautiful... at times jaw dropping. My only gripe is that it isn't in 2.40:1. 3.85 out of 4 stars.

3). Audio was good. Great directionality. Aggressive. Not as good as D of the M...

Dialog was lush and thick. Just the way I like it.

My biggest knock is on the bass. IMHO, it was a tad over used and not dynamic in its presentation; flat (?). Tons and tons of rumble that slowly started to sound the same despite the sources it was meant to be tied to... So ever-present that I began to get a tad annoying. I also didn't find it to be particularly tight. Again, IMO, I've heard it done a lot better

So, for audio, I'm going 2.99 out of 4 (edit, for JBrax. ).


If you're a fan of the genre, this probably a must see... If not, you could let it pass.

I do have to ask, what the were those giant flying whale skeletons with mouths? Those had me totally distracted during the battle.




***** Spoiler Alert *******

I did chuckle when the hulk thrashed Loki at the end. I'd been hoping someone would do that to him long before that!!!

**** End Spoiler *******






All-in-all, glad I watched it but also glad that I'm about to walk the dog past our local redbox and return it! ;-)

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2.5/4 sounds way low for the audio rating. I found the audio to be outstanding and loved the movie as well. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Re: The Avengers - Blu-ray Review

I think the presentation would have benefited from more thoughtfully used and more dynamic bass. But, like you said, everyone has their own preferences.

Dialog and use of the surrounds was definitely well done.
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I do see your point on the bass I'm just not sure I'd knock the audio rating down quite that far due to it. I'm basically just saying the audio sounded pretty good to me.
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Re: The Avengers - Blu-ray Review

I think I will have to listen to this again tonight as I was not really bothered by the bottom end, I thought it was pretty good. Hmm interesting how many takes there are on this movie and its soundtrack.
The movie was a bit over the top but then that is kind of what super heroes are all about.

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Re: The Avengers - Blu-ray Review

I think the disappointment for me as far as the soundtrack goes is specific to the bass only. I remember thinking when I saw the Iron Man / Thor / Capt America fight scene at the theater that I could not wait to hear that on my home system. I fully expected the shield slam to rattle me to my bones - I was sorely disappointed.
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